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Not for long : the life and career of the NFL athlete / Robert W. Turner, II.

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Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 796.332 TURN (Text) 39391100316916 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199892907
  • ISBN: 0199892903
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-246) and index.
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Prologue: NFL means Not For Long -- Preface: The athlete's journey through the National Football League -- Broke and broken -- The star, the journeyman, and the dedicated spectator -- The field of goals and dreams -- College football -- The totalizing institution -- Masking the pain in masculinity -- Making it to the Big Show -- Eye in the sky: discipline, control, and the black body -- The owner's playbook -- Billionaires versus millionaires: labor relations -- Forced out -- Preparing for, surviving, and thriving beyond the NFL.
Summary, etc.:
The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multimillion-dollar contracts and almost endless media attention. The league's most important game, the Super Bowl, is practically a national holiday. Making it to the NFL, however, is not about the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner II draws on his personal experience as a former professional football player as well as interviews with more than 140 current and former NFL players to reveal what it means to be an athlete in the NFL and explain why so many players struggle with life after football.
Subject: National Football League.
Football > Social aspects > United States.
Football players > United States > Social conditions.
Football players > Health and hygiene > United States.
Football injuries.

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